Lab Close-Out Checklist

This page provides an overview of the steps that a researcher and departmental staff should follow to safely and efficiently close down a laboratory operation. These items, and others applicable to the specific activities of the researcher, should be completed prior to the departure of a researcher from the University by cooperation of the researcher and the departmental staff, or by the department staff if the researcher is not available.

Ensure that researcher has completed/arranged for the completion of the following items as applicable prior to departure from the University or have departmental staff complete if researcher is not available).

1. Research Materials


2. Laboratory Space and Equipment


3. University Data and Materials


4. Access Control


5. Human Resources and Administration